IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 701: Later Anglo-Saxon Burial, c. 650–1100, III

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Jo Buckberry, Division of Archaeological, Geographical & Environmental Sciences, University of Bradford
Annia K. Cherryson, Southhampton Archaeology Unit
Moderator/Chair:John Blair, Queen's College, University of Oxford
Paper 701-aCharcoal Burial: A Late Anglo-Saxon Minority Burial Rite
(Language: English)
James E. Holloway, Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 701-bBarrows, Funerary Sculpture, and Prayer: The Impact of the Church on the Commemoration of the Dead in Early Medieval Wessex, c. 650-1100
(Language: English)
Annia K. Cherryson, Southhampton Archaeology Unit
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History
Paper 701-cBurial Practices, Commemoration, and Social Display, 600-1100: Some Perspectives from Continental Northern Europe
(Language: English)
Christopher Loveluck, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Ecclesiastical History
Abstract

While Anglo-Saxon burials have long been the subject of mortuary analysis, the largely unfurnished burials in later Anglo-Saxon periods have tended to be overlooked. Recent research has demonstrated that a wide variety of burial practices were used in the late Anglo-Saxon period. This session aims to bring together researchers working on later Anglo-Saxon burial to obtain a clearer understanding of the variety of burial practices and burial locations utilised during this period, the impact of the Church on burial and how burial and commemoration could be used to reflect the social identity of the deceased and/or their families.